IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 703: Reassessing the Roles of Women as 'Makers' of Medieval Art and Architecture

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Flora Ward, Department of Art, University of Toronto / Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid
Moderator/Chair:Flora Ward, Department of Art, University of Toronto / Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid
Paper 703-aConcubines and Queens: Contextualizing Women's Patronage in Early Islamic Córdoba
(Language: English)
Glaire Anderson, Department of Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 703-bWomen and the Spaces of Knowledge in al-Andalus
(Language: English)
Susana Calvo Capilla, Departamento de Historia del Arte I (Medieval), Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 703-cWomen and the Iberian Haggadot: More than Miriam's Dance
(Language: English)
Julie Harris, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago
Index terms: Art History - General, Gender Studies, Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Abstract

Writing the history of women’s participation in the making of art and architecture in the Middle Ages is still very much a work in progress. The papers in this session contribute to this ongoing historiographical project, analyzing a series of specific case studies of women’s participation in art-making within and between medieval Jewish, Islamic, and Christian societies. The proposed session is one of a coordinated pair of sessions, the other of which will take place in Kalamazoo in 2012, organized by the European Research Council-funded project, ‘Reassessing the Roles of Women as ‘Makers’ of Medieval Art and Architecture.’